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Locomotive Ride-Along

Advanced Reservations Required

Rub Elbows with the Engineer and Conductor for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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ROMANCE ON THE RAILS – Saturday Night Train Rides

July 28, August 25 and September 22

It’s datenight in the Piney Woods!

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Pints in the Pines

July 28 out of Palestine, and August 25 & September 22 out of Rusk

What could be better than sampling Texas-brewed beers aboard a historic train as it travels the Piney Woods of the Lone Star State?  Savor the rich flavors of an amber harvest while drinking in the scenery and leisurely pace of a train ride.

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Pumpkin Patch Texas State Railroad

Pumpkin Patch Train Ride

10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, October 1 - 28, 2018

Unleash the kids this harvest season and set them loose on a Pumpkin Patch full of interactive games, prizes, tricks and treats! Every Saturday and Sunday, October 7 through the 29th kids of all ages can ride the historic rails from the Rusk, TX train depot to Texas State Railroad’s very own Pumpkin Patch.

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November 17 - December 27, 2018

All Aboard! Join us for a magical trip this holiday season to the North Pole on The Polar Express. Tickets sell quickly. reserve your seats now.

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Chocolate Lovers Special – Come Enjoy a Sweet Journey with Us!

February 2019

Texas State Railroad kicks off its 2019 season with the inaugural Chocolate Lovers’ Specials

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May’s Maydelle Turntable Runs

Coming May 2019

Education and FUN on a TRAIN!

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Summer means Steam at Texas State Railroad

Steam starts May 26, 2018

Summer is when the big boys come out to play!

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Easter Egg Express

Coming Spring 2019

BIG Bunny Sighting Aboard Texas State Railroad

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